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Director - Rapid Manufacturing Development

Company: Blue Origin
Location: Merritt Island
Posted on: August 5, 2022

Job Description:

We are a diverse team of collaborators, doers, and problem-solvers who are relentlessly committed to a culture of safety. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable space flight. Join us in lowering the cost of access to space and enabling Blue Origin's vision of millions of people living and working in space to benefit Earth.As part of a passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for building, managing and leading a team of engineers, technical program managers, welders and logistics personnel dedicated to building, assembling, and integrating development hardware. You will guide your team as they transition hardware to production-ready while working with vehicle teams to acquire the necessary manufacturing resources.We are looking for someone to apply their technical expertise, leadership, and commitment to quality to positively impact safe human spaceflight. Passion for our mission and vision is required!Responsibilities:

  • Work autonomously to lead your team and assess their performance
  • Build an extraordinary team that carries out the work with a bias for action and delivers results
  • Team with program and project managers to ensure your team meets design, build, and test milestones for launch vehicles
  • Drive research and development hardware into a repeatable production product
  • Deliver hardware with improved quality, reduced cost, and optimized build schedule
  • Collaborate with suppliers and manufacturing partners
  • Lead activities to discover issues, identify root cause, and implement solutionsQualifications:
    • Bachelor of Science
    • Prior management experience with demonstrated success in fast-paced environment
    • Experience designing, planning, executing, and delivering rocket hardware
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.Desired:
      • Confirmed experience and successful track record developing/starting new manufacturing processes
      • Strong written, personal, and technical skills
      • Ability to earn trust, maintain positive and professional relationships, and cultivate a culture of inclusivity.
      • Ability to operate, make decisions, lead, and make forward progress in ambiguous environments.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see and .Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to view a copy of Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at .CompensationBlue pays competitively to local markets and as such adjustments to current pay may result (up/down) in the event of a transfer to another location.Export Control RegulationsApplicants for employment at Blue Origin must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (i.e. current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S.as a refugee or granted asylum.Equal Employment OpportunityBlue Origin is proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and is committed to attracting, retaining, and developing a highly qualified, diverse, and dedicated work force. Blue Origin hires and promotes people on the basis of their qualifications, performance, and abilities. We support the establishment and maintenance of a workplace that fosters trust, equality, and teamwork, in which all employees recognize and appreciate the diversity of individual team members. We provide all qualified applicants for employment and employees with equal opportunities for hire, promotion, and other terms and conditions of employment, regardless of their race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin/ethnicity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status, or any other status or characteristic protected by federal, state, and/or local law. Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with applicable federal, state, and local laws. For more information on "EEO Is the Law," please see and .Blue Origin will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the Washington Fair Chance Act, Los Angeles Fair Chance in Hiring Ordinance, and other applicable laws.Affirmative Action and Disability AccommodationApplicants wishing to receive information on Blue Origin's Affirmative Action Plans, or applicants requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the application and/or interview process, please contact us at .BenefitsEmployee Benefits include: Medical, dental, vision, basic and supplemental life insurance, short and long-term disability and 401(k) with up to 5% company match.Paid Time Off: Provides up to 4 weeks per year, in addition to 14 holidays

Keywords: Blue Origin, Melbourne , Director - Rapid Manufacturing Development, Executive , Merritt Island, Florida

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